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Does the duty to consider alternative employment across the group of companies prior to making someone redundant include companies in the group that are abroad?

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Published on LexisPSL on 08/09/2016

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  • Does the duty to consider alternative employment across the group of companies prior to making someone redundant include companies in the group that are abroad?

As part of a fair redundancy consultation procedure, an employer should take reasonable steps to find alternative employment for those employees within the organisation (or within the group, if it is part of a group) who are selected for redundancy, and should consult with them about it.

The precise scope of the duty on the employer to find alternative employment is unclear, but it is clear that all reasonable steps should be taken. With modern communications such as email, even in a large group of companies, enquiries of the relevant person in each of those g

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